What exactly is extra width/depth, and why would I need it?

In the world of Pedorthics, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. Proper-fitting shoes prevent pressure and many other ailments that can impede your daily comfort. To have your footwear fit properly, it is important to look at the length, width, and depth. Having a removable footbed allows for the use of a custom orthotic device, if required, and provides extra interior space as required to accommodate for bony prominences like bunions or hammer toes.

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Orthotic Manufacturing - A Photo Essay

We had the honour of welcoming Anna Stafford, a university student, to our clinic for a pedorthic photoshoot for her photo essay. Through this essay, Anna does a GREAT job at illustrating the detailed process of orthotic manufacturing through her images – yes, she was also the photographer!

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Cushioning: Where and why would you use it?

A cushioned sole is great indoors, especially while exercising on a treadmill or standing/walking on a hard surface. Cushioning will help to decrease pressure on your feet and legs during exercise, by absorbing shock that the body may take on as a potential injury.

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How To Select The Correct Lacing Closure

When deciding what shoe is best for you an important factor to consider is how the shoe fastens to your foot. While velcro may be the most convenient option and easiest to apply it does not secure the foot as well as lacing.

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